Wow, what a jugalbandi!
Allah Rakha & Zakir Hussain Live: Jugalbandi (BBC)
Wow, what a jugalbandi!
PUZZL3PEACE is the alias of Los Angeles born artist and visionary leader Jusdeep Singh Sethi. Jusdeep was an avid believer in all things analog, utilizing his 35mm film photography as a primary medium of expression and connection with nature and his ever-changing social and spiritual environment.
On August 16, 2014 the Los Angeles community will celebrate the life and artistic work of this young man during the 1st Annual Puzzl3Peace Photo and Art Exhibition. The exhibit will feature never before seen photos by Puzzl3Peace, as well as spaces created to express and share Jusdeep’s natural sense of healing and effortless vibration of love energy.
35mm Film Photography by Puzzl3Peace
Artwork from “Jusdeep’s Village”
Live Musical Performances
August 16, 2014
William Grant Still ArtsCenter
2520 West View St.
Los Angel3s, CA 90016
Image by Kalishkari circa 2014
Punjab Singh, one of men shot that day, remains in the hospital unable to move or speak. RIP - Paramjit Kaur, 41, Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, Prakash Singh, 39, Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; and Suveg Singh, 84.#RememberOakCreek
Madhubala in Howrah Bridge (1958)
"All I want to do is shake my turban." - Peter Singh
Check out this short documentary about a Sikh Elvis impersonator in England called, ” Rocking With a Sikh” and produced in 1986.
And after you are done watching that - read this 1990 NYT article:
Peter Singh, an Indian whose Sikh religion requires him to wear a turban, recalled how Elvis Presley came to him in a dream in 1980 to say, ”You’re the next one.”
”Elvis said I would entertain millions of people,” the 43-year-old Mr. Singh said with a Welsh lilt before a recent performance at a community center in West London, ”and that I would be wearing a white suit. Three weeks later, I had the white suit. Now I’m the rocking Sikh. I don’t smoke dope. I don’t drink bourbon. All I want to do is shake my turban.”
I can’t understand a punjabi word of this song but i think it’s about ice cream and it sounds like gangsta rap ice cream truck music. I’m experiencing slight dissonance. By the Punjabi rapper Trap Singh.
Surprisingly, no one in this rap group is actually of Pakistani descent. Who you calling stupid, now?
This was the finale of the second season of Raw Barz, a rap battling phenomenon which has gone viral in the Nepali-speaking parts of South Asia, injecting the Nepali hip-hop scene with a confrontational new finesse and energy. The battlers looked like the East Coast rap pioneers of thirty-odd years ago, wearing low-slung jeans and strutting about with an in-your-face, crotch-grabbing swagger. But there was a South Asian element to their style too; when things got heated and the protagonists were toe to toe, gestures more resonant of a tea stall adda emerged; forefingers extended, nostrils flared, the battlers resembled head teachers scolding errant pupils. - See more at: http://caravanmagazine.in/arts/war-words#sthash.eHHik3DA.dpuf
My instinct within the first ten seconds of listening to this track was to hate it. The song title "Wigidi Wac" was so problematic and the video couldn’t be more cliched. But one minute into it, I was like heroin addict fiending for more. I loved the how the production samples heavily from 90s throwbacks. I love how parts of the video are filmed on the streets of Pakistan. I love Adil Omar’s deadpan flow.
I checked out the TMVSC (short for "The Miami Vice Sound Crack" and hailing from LA) album over at bandcamp - the WAC TAPE - and I absolutely love how 90s it all sounds with the fantastic samples and that new millennial twist. And, of course, an ill flow from all the folks rapping on this.
The Batish Family:
Ashwin Batish - Sitar, tabla
Meena Batish - Vocals
Keshav Batish - Tabla, Drum Set